Online Colleges & Universities in Oregon

Oregon

Nestled in the Northwest corner of the United States, Oregon brings to mind beautiful nature, the rugged outdoors, and even its eponymous trail for many Americans. It can also be associated with an extensive and highly regarded college system, with options ranging from two-year associates degrees to doctoral programs to distance learning, meeting the needs and budget of every student.

 

Colleges in Oregon

Oregon offers 17 community colleges with over 60 campuses and centers statewide, giving students the chance to pursue an education close to their homes, wherever they may be. With tuition coming in at around half the price of Oregon’s public universities, community colleges are a financially sound choice for those with high aspirations but a tight budget.

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1. $2,952 55,558 2 Year Public No +
2. $6,390 41,435 4 Year Public YES +
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Corvallis, Oregon
$6,660 29,868 4 Year Public YES +
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Eugene, Oregon
$8,010 28,104 4 Year Public YES +
5. $3,600 22,293 2 Year Public No +
6. $3,240 19,440 2 Year Public No +
7. $4,005 16,366 2 Year Public No +
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Oregon City, Oregon
$3,555 16,193 2 Year Public No +
9. $3,813 12,360 2 Year Public No +
10. $3,888 11,334 2 Year Public No +
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Best Colleges for Future Service Members +

Oregon boasts many fantastic universities, but for students interested in serving their country, there’s even more opportunities. Oregon has an array of schools that are connected to ROTC programs. So, the prospective undergraduate or graduate student has the choice of Army, Navy, or Air Force branches, without having to sacrifice a strong education. Below is a comprehensive list of all of the non-profit, four-year universities that in addition, have at least two ROTC programs. The list highlights the colleges that charge under $20,000 in tuition each year. Bravo to the following Oregon schools for appreciating the benefits of merging affordable education with service to one’s country.

College Name Tuition City ROTC - Army ROTC - Navy ROTC - Air Force
Oregon State University $6,660 Corvallis Yes Yes Yes

Best Colleges for Personal Attention +

Oregon’s four-year colleges and universities offer many of the same programs but they vary in academic excellence, setting and college experience. The non-profit schools on our list get extra credit for maintaining an excellent student/faculty ratio of less than 20 to 1. That’s the formula for a rich college experience at a top-notch school with 5,000 students or more that still feels intimate.

College Name Student-Teacher-Ratio Undergraduate Students Tuition Type City
Concordia University-Portland 20 to 1 1,408 $25,900 Private not-for-profit Portland
Southern Oregon University 20 to 1 7,068 $5,771 Public Ashland
Oregon Institute of Technology 19 to 1 5,183 $6,382 Public Klamath Falls
Western Oregon University 19 to 1 6,159 $7,080 Public Monmouth
Multnomah University 16 to 1 661 $20,990 Private not-for-profit Portland
Linfield College-Adult Degree Program 15 to 1 740 $11,070 Private not-for-profit McMinnville
Corban University 15 to 1 1,107 $25,976 Private not-for-profit Salem
George Fox University 13 to 1 2,345 $29,900 Private not-for-profit Newberg
University of Portland 13 to 1 3,639 $35,120 Private not-for-profit Portland
Northwest Christian University 12 to 1 539 $24,780 Private not-for-profit Eugene
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus 12 to 1 1,776 $34,000 Private not-for-profit McMinnville
Lewis & Clark College 12 to 1 2,285 $39,970 Private not-for-profit Portland
University of Western States 11 to 1 122 $ Private not-for-profit Portland
New Hope Christian College 10 to 1 187 $12,360 Private not-for-profit Eugene
Reed College 10 to 1 1,492 $44,200 Private not-for-profit Portland
Pacific University 10 to 1 1,678 $34,460 Private not-for-profit Forest Grove
Willamette University 10 to 1 2,269 $40,560 Private not-for-profit Salem
Linfield College-Nursing & Health Sciences 9 to 1 446 $34,000 Private not-for-profit Portland
Birthingway College of Midwifery 8 to 1 114 $16,764 Private not-for-profit Portland
Pacific Northwest College of Art 8 to 1 555 $28,866 Private not-for-profit Portland
Oregon College of Art and Craft 7 to 1 151 $23,500 Private not-for-profit Portland
Oregon Health & Science University 7 to 1 910 $11,556 Public Portland
Marylhurst University 5 to 1 1,195 $18,945 Private not-for-profit Marylhurst
Mount Angel Seminary 4 to 1 85 $12,963 Private not-for-profit Saint Benedict

Best Colleges for Women in Tech +

With its high quality colleges and universities, Oregon is a fantastic place for women seeking an education in technology. Many technology-minded schools boast a high percentage of female students. What’s more, in 2013, the state announced a seven-year high in technology jobs with the tech job market providing 10 percent of all Oregon’s job gains, which translates to more employment opportunities for recent graduates. There are also regional meetings and groups for women in field. Here is a list of the best tech degree programs for women in the state. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name Tuition + Fees City Women in Tech Degrees Awarded Total Enrollment Institution Type
Oregon State University $8,138 Corvallis 133 20,204 Public
Oregon Institute of Technology $7,852 Klamath Falls 83 2,128 Public
Portland State University $7,653 Portland 72 17,316 Public
University of Portland $37,404 Portland 24 3,457 Private Not for Profit
Oregon Health & Science University N/A Portland 9 1,504 Public
Northwest Christian University $24,780 Eugene 9 494 Private Not for Profit
Western Oregon University $8,529 Monmouth 6 4,924 Public

Colleges Fighting for Families+

With some of the top programs in the nation, Oregon is an excellent choice for students who would like to help others through social work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that employment in the field would increase by 25 percent from 2010 to 2020. Some social workers are trained to help others manage with their day-to-day lives, while others diagnose mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Social workers often have a BSW, or bachelor’s degree in social work, or degrees in psychology or sociology. Some social workers, such as those who diagnose mental illness, must have a master’s degree in the field. Click here to view our methodology.

College Name City Social Degrees Awarded Women Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment
Portland State University Portland 332 272 60 $7,653 17,316
University of Oregon Eugene 287 164 123 $9,310 21,895
Oregon State University Corvallis 75 32 43 $8,138 20,204
Lewis & Clark College Portland 50 42 8 $40,330 3,083
University of Portland Portland 34 24 10 $37,404 3,457
Willamette University Salem 30 22 8 $40,874 2,739
Southern Oregon University Ashland 25 22 3 $7,109 4,101
Pacific University Forest Grove 21 13 8 $35,260 3,038
George Fox University Newberg 20 17 3 $30,230 2,264
Concordia University-Portland Portland 14 11 3 $26,650 2,055
Warner Pacific College Portland 11 10 1 $19,030 1,663
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville 10 9 1 $34,328 1,692
Reed College Portland 9 7 2 $44,460 1,422
Western Oregon University Monmouth 7 6 1 $8,529 4,924

Colleges Shaping the Next Generation+

Oregon’s excellent education programs are perfect for those hoping to become teachers and influence the next generation. Through top faculty, hands-on learning experiences, internships, research projects, and more, these schools turn students into amazing teachers. These schools also offer students specializations, meaning that students can find their niche within the field. After considering school rankings, faculty, facilities, and special programs, we compiled this list of Oregon’s very best education programs. So, if you’re considering becoming a teacher in Oregon, look no further than this list. Click here to view our methodology

College Name City Education Degrees Awarded Total Women Total Men Tuition & Fees Total Enrollment Institution Type
Concordia University-Portland Portland 681 528 153 $26,650 2,055 Private Not for Profit
Portland State University Portland 467 343 124 $7,653 17,316 Public
Oregon State University Corvallis 422 289 133 $8,138 20,204 Public
University of Oregon Eugene 274 203 71 $9,310 21,895 Public
Eastern Oregon University La Grande 254 190 64 $7,238 2,308 Public
Western Oregon University Monmouth 241 179 62 $8,529 4,924 Public
Pacific University Forest Grove 230 174 56 $35,260 3,038 Private Not for Profit
Lewis & Clark College Portland 223 160 63 $40,330 3,083 Private Not for Profit
George Fox University Newberg 222 158 64 $30,230 2,264 Private Not for Profit
Southern Oregon University Ashland 216 150 66 $7,109 4,101 Public
University of Portland Portland 186 135 51 $37,404 3,457 Private Not for Profit
Willamette University Salem 85 57 28 $40,874 2,739 Private Not for Profit
Corban University Salem 59 42 17 $26,431 985 Private Not for Profit
Northwest Christian University Eugene 51 43 8 $24,780 494 Private Not for Profit
Marylhurst University Marylhurst 41 30 11 $18,945 1,797 Private Not for Profit
Linfield College-McMinnville Campus McMinnville 34 31 3 $34,328 1,692 Private Not for Profit
Multnomah University Portland 18 11 7 $21,240 743 Private Not for Profit

Highest Starting Salaries for Graduates+

Students in Oregon and across the country are feeling the burden of ever-rising tuition costs. In reaction, most students are looking for schools with two key features: affordability and the promise of high-paying jobs after graduation. As such, we at the Online College Database have crafted a list of 20-30 schools in Oregon.

The six colleges and universities listed below annually charge no more than $20,000 for tuition and boast post-graduate starting salaries of over $30,000, on average. Any one of these institutions would be perfect for students wanting to maximize their return on investment.

Congratulations to the following Oregon 20-30 colleges and universities!

College Name Starting Salary Tuition Undergraduate Students Type City
Oregon Institute of Technology $57,000 $6,382 5,183 Public Klamath Falls
Oregon State University $48,000 $6,660 24,145 Public Corvallis
University of Phoenix-Oregon Campus $45,200 $10,920 1,405 Private for-profit Tigard
Portland State University $42,700 $6,390 30,128 Public Portland
University of Oregon $41,000 $8,010 23,266 Public Eugene
Southern Oregon University $39,200 $5,771 7,068 Public Ashland
Western Oregon University $38,000 $7,080 6,159 Public Monmouth